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WRITINGS AND TEACHINGS

KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for July 2016:

Classic:
Too often, so-called higher education has meant only the knowledge which will command higher rates of remuneration. … Education ought to be valued chiefly as enabling human beings to realize their highest capacities, and to serve and conserve, rather than to dominate and destroy.
— Mackenzie King, Industry and Humanity, 1918, p. 480.

 

Direct:
The only worthy goal for us as teachers is to help our students exceed the qualifications of the jobs they will take, become more than the institutions of our time expect them to become.
“Becoming Rootless by Degrees,” 1985.

Garden moment for July 2016:

Appropriately, the Niagara Parks Commission features topiary of Canada's national symbol in several of its gardens.


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